Dosho Port Receives Inka Shomei

Dosho Port Receives Inka Shomei January 25, 2015

Dosho & James
I am honored to be able to announce that on the evening of January 23rd, 2015, in the ancient and ever renewed ceremony of Inka Shomei I passed on the Dharma as I received it from John Tarrant, who himself received it from Robert Aitken, who in turn received it from Koun Yamada, in continuing succession back to the mists of history and myth of our Zen way.

Dosho Roshi was already a successor to the great Dainin Katagiri. This was among other things in acknowledgement of Dosho’s completion and mastery of the Harada Yasutani Soto reform of the Takaju-Hakuin koan curriculum, allowing another Soto lineage to pass on this restored koan tradition…

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